About Christiane Kingsley
Kingsley is a fine arts painter who works in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. She started her art journey more than 25 years ago as a part-time fiber artist and colourist.. About 12 years ago, she discovered the magic of watercolour and the transition to this artistic expression was most fluid and logical. Christiane retired in December 2010 after a successful career as a high school teacher and later as a director in the Canadian Federal Public Service.
She is now a full-time painter and is very involved in the Ottawa arts community. She recently served for two years on the board of directors of the Foyer Gallery, the executive of the Ottawa Art Association and she is currently the Gallery Coordinator for the Nepean Fine Arts League. She is also the art curator for the Café 111 Lisgar Gallery in the Ottawa City Hall building.
Christiane’s work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, USA, Europe, Great Britain and Australia.
Recent Art Awards
-Viewer's Choice Award - May 2015 - "Configurations" show at Foyer Gallery, Nepean Sportsplex
-Best of Show (Watercolour) – Nov. 2014-Ottawa School of Art (downtown) annual juried fund raiser show.
-Paraskava Clark Award – June 2014 – Nepean Fine Arts League- Most creative and innovative artwork
Blythe-MacDonald Trophy – 2012 – Best Watercolour Painting – Ottawa Art Assoc.
-Ottawa Art Association – 3rd prize- Watercolour – 2011 Fall Show